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Eggs ID please

B3B3 Posts: 21,514
edited October 2021 in Wildlife gardening
I found a largish clutch of  milky white eggs in a container. They were dull and not at all translucent. The same size as slug or snail eggs.They're not ants  - or fertiliser!
Does anyone know what they might be?
Google suggests lizard eggs or milky bar mini eggs. I'm not convinced😉
In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,925
    If they were in a container I would think they’d be fertiliser,  have you got a photo of them. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,514
    No, I squished them. They were wedged up against the edge of the container between the soil and the side
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,349
    They're likely to just be slug or snail.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • B3B3 Posts: 21,514
    Good. I was beginning to feel bad for indiscriminate squishing🙁 @Fairygirl
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,349
     :D 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • I think usually the Fertiliser capsules would be dryish and explode ( for want of a better word ) when squished whereas the eggs would be damper/jellyish ?
    As @Lyn recently discovered, it isn't always easy to tell  ;)

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,514
    I know I didn't put any fertiliser in the container and if I had, I'd have sprinkled out about and mine are  blue😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Perhaps you should have saved a few in a jar and seen what emerged ?
    OTOH, I suppose you could just not bother as life is exciting enough these days :D  
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,514
    You're making me feel bad again @philippasmith2. I'm going to tell myself I scraped my shoe against them by accident.  So there.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,349
    Don't worry @B3 - if it's slugs or snails, there'll be plenty more  :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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